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Current Affairs for 11 Mar to 17 Mar 2024.

Weekly Current Affairs contains important news and information for 11 Mar to 17 Mar 2024 (Second Week) for all type of competitive exams. We consider only exam related news, which has most potency to come in exams. All categories of Current Affairs included in this Article. Also read our February 2024 Current affairs.

India honored with the prestigious Global Measles and Rubella Champion Award by International Committee of the Red Cross. India has been given this award for its exemplary efforts in combating these diseases. Measles and rubella (MR) are vaccination-preventable diseases (VPDs) and part of India Universal Immunisation Program.

Universal Immunisation Program (UIP) – This is Vaccine program launched in 1985 under National Rural Health Program. UIP covers 12 Dieses – TB, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Hepatitis B, Diarrhoea, Japanese encephalitis, Rubella, Pneumonia (Haemophili’s Influenza type) and Pneumococcal diseases.

PM Modi unveiled Lachit Borphukan’s 125-foot tall statue ‘Statue of Valour’ in Jorhat, Assam.

Bichom, 27th district of Arunachal Pradesh. Bichom, carved out from West and East Kameng district, became the 27th district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Traditional Majuli masks and Majuli manuscript paintings in Assam were given Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Centre

Central government implemented Citizenship Amendment Act. This law makes it easier for Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian and Parsi refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to obtain Indian citizenship. Cutoff date for citizenship is before 31 Dec 2014.

UAE launches “India by the Creek” festival to celebrate deep ties with India.

According to an ICEA report, India became the second largest mobile phone manufacturing country in the world in the last decade.

According to SIPRI report, India was the world’s top arms importer between 2019-23. Nine of the 10 largest arms importers in 2019-23, with India, Saudi Arabia and Qatar making up the top 3. Ukraine became the fourth largest arms importer globally in 2022–23, Pakistan is in 5th position.

Indian President Draupadi Murmu became the chief guest of Mauritius’ National Day celebrations on 11 Mar 2024.

World’s first 3D printed mosque constructed in Saudi Arabia.

Home Ministry notified September 17 as Hyderabad Independence Day. Hyderabad was liberated from the Nizam’s rule on 17 September 1948 after Operation Polo.

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur launched the National Program Khelo India Rising Talent Identification Program ‘Kirti’ on 12 March 2024.

Indigenous anti-submarine warfare ships Agray and Akshay launched. These ships have been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE).

Petronet LNG Complex foundation laid by PM N.Modi which is estimated 20000 Crore. Mainly for the production of Hydrogen and polypropylene.

IIT Jodhpur develops a Hybrid UAV which works in both Air & Water.

(a) UN Human Development Report 2022. India ranked 134th (out of 193 Countries) in the United Nations Human Development Index 2022 with a score of 0.644. India is placed in medium human development category. Top Performers are – 1st Switzerland, 2nd Norway, 3rd Iceland, 4th Hong Kong.

Parameter of this reports are :- (a) Standard of Living (b) Knowledge (c) Long and Healthy Life.

(b) UNDP Gender Inequality Index 2022 – India ranked 108th in UNDP Gender Inequality Index 2022 with a score of 0.437.

Parameter of this report are :- (a) Reproductive Health (b) Empowerment (c) Labour Market.

Devendra Jhajharia – Elected as President of Indian Paralympic Committee.

Kishore Makwana has assumed the charge of Chairman of the National Scheduled Castes Commission (NCSC) in New Delhi under Article 338.

Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Palestine.

Rahul Singh IAS, become new Chairman of CBSE.

Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Sandhu are the new member of Election Commission of India. Chief Election Commissioner is Rajiv Kumar.

England’s James Anderson becomes the first fast bowler in the world to take 700 Test wickets.

Services won Santosh Trophy-2024 for the seventh time by defeating Goa 1-0 in Arunachal Pradesh.

French Open Badminton: Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have won the French Open Men’s Doubles Badminton title in Paris, France. Indian pair defeated Taiwan’s Yang-Po-Han and Li-Zhe-Hui in the final.

Mumbai won Ranji Trophy 2024 by defeating Vidarbha by 169 runs at Wankhede Stadium. This is 42nd Ranji Trophy title for Mumbai. Ranji Trophy was started in 1934-35.

India’s first Indoor Athletic and Aquatic center started in Bhubaneswar

Kristina Piszkova of Czech Republic won the title of Miss World-2024. Christina was crowned as 71st Miss World. India was represented by 22-year-old Sini Shetty.

Miss World Kritina Piszkova and Indian Beauty Sini Shetty.

Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto will receive ‘Architecture Nobel’ Pritzker Prize-2024

Amitav Ghosh honored with ‘Erasmus Award’ of Netherlands.

Srinivasan Swamy honored with the prestigious ‘IAA Golden Compass Award”

96th Oscar Award 2024 Winners.

Best Film – Oppenheimer

Best Actor – Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Best Actress – Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best Supporting Actress – De’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best Supporting Actor – Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer

Best Director – Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer

Best Adapted Screenplay – American Fiction – Cord Jefferson

Best Original Screenplay – Anatomy of a Fall – Justin Trite and Arthur Harari

Best Original Song – What Am I Made For – Barbie 

Best Original Score – Ludwig Goransson – Oppenheimer.

Mahtari Vandan Yojana – Prime Minister launched ‘Mahtari Vandan Yojana’ in Chhattisgarh on 10 Mar 2024. Under this scheme, Rs 1000 will be transferred to the accounts of more than 70 lakh women every month.

Krishak Unnati Yojana – This scheme is also launched in Chhattisgarh for providing financial assistance to paddy farmers in the state.

14 March – World Kidney Day 2024.  This year’s theme is “Kidney Health for all”.

15 March – World Consumer Right Day (Theme (2024) – Fair and Responsible AI for Consumers.

Cutlass Express – The exercise was inaugurated in the presence of the President of Seychelles in which India, USA and African countries have participated. INS Tir participated from Indian side. 

Maritime Security Belt-2024 – A Trilateral exercise between Russia, China and Iran at Gulf of Oman.

SELA Tunnel – A Tunnel inaugurated in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

Operation Kamdhenu – J&K Police launches this initiative to stop animal smuggling.

Seven Base Points – China recently announced a new regional maritime baseline in Gulf of Tonkin which raises concerns between China and Vietnam.

Indus Paywear – IndusInd Bank launches first contactless payment wearable.

SheRNI – UGC inaugurates this program to help women scientists (She Research Network in India’ – SheRNI)

Kairos – Japan’s first private sector rocket which destroyed during launch.

PM- SURAJ – Pradhan Mantri – Social Upliftment and Rojgar, Aadhaar and Jankalyan.

Israel War Diary – A Book written by Vishal Pandey

The Conspiracy – A Book by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Jan 2024 Current Affairs

Feb First Week Current Affairs

March First Week Current Affairs.

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